[Beowulf] Maker2 genomic software license experience?

Brendan Moloney moloney.brendan at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 22:54:22 PST 2012


On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 7:39 AM, Joe Landman <landman at scalableinformatics.com
> wrote:

> Hmmm ... I thought it was an interpreter throughout.  Perl and Perl6 are
> compiled, Ruby is purely interpreted.  Java is compiled (in the same way
> Perl is).  Pythons performance is much closer to Ruby than Java/Perl.
>

This is also incorrect, Ruby also runs in a VM.


> Someone was working on an LLVM based static compiler for Python at one
> point.
>

 You are thinking of "Unladen Swallow" and it was not a static compiler.
It was a VM that used LLVM for JIT. This project is dead and instead we
have PyPy (see my previous post).
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